Copycat of Original Tommy's Chili Recipe

American & European

  • Instant Pot La Brea Bakery Chicken Chili Recipe

    January 30, 2018Van

    Long long ago, there was a restaurant located in my local Macy’s (South Coast Plaza) headed by three famous “Iron Chefs” that operated under the name “Signature Kitchen.” For a period of time this spot served the most deliciously amazing chicken chili. I would often go to the mall for the sole purpose of getting…

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  • Instant Pot Split Pea Soup Recipe – Copycat of Pea Soup Andersen’s

    January 5, 2018Van

    Whenever I’m taking a road trip through California a stop at Pea Soup Andersen’s in Buellton, CA is a must – they have been open since 1924—largely based on the quality of this hearty dish. After all, they’re not called “Pea Soup Andersen’s” for nothing! I love their pea soup so much, I get the…

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  • French Style Potted Yogurt Recipe, No-Boil Method – Copycat of La Fermière Yogurt

    December 29, 2017Van

    This French Potted Yogurt is the most decadent yogurt, it’s thick, creamy and smooth. This recipe uses ultra-pasteurized half and half, so there is no need to boil it before incubating. Each serving is individually cultured in the glass “pots” to preserve the thick creamy texture.  If you’re a fan of La Fermière Yogurt that comes…

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  • Instant Pot Egg Bites Recipe, Copycat of Starbucks Bacon & Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites

    December 26, 2017Van

    The hype for Starbucks Egg Bites is real! I reverse engineered this recipe by looking at their list of ingredients for the Bacon & Gruyere Egg Bites and experimented with timing and proportions. This is the closest I’ve come to the original Starbucks ones, my husband says they are even better than Starbucks! If you…

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  • No-Bake Matcha Cheesecake Recipe

    December 21, 2017Van

    Imagine finding the perfect cheesecake recipe—fluffy, creamy, tangy, and rich… This Matcha Cheesecake is made with a foolproof no-bake technique guaranteed to impress your most discerning foodie friends. I served them in mini dessert cups, but you could also use a 6 or 7 inch springform pan if you wanted to make a standard cheesecake.

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  • No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe

    December 21, 2017Van

    Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts! I love thick and dense NY style cheesecakes and I love the light fluffy version of no-bake cheesecakes. My no-bake recipe is fool proof and very easy to put together. I made a few different flavors for a party in mini dessert cups and they were a huge…

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  • No-bake Oreo Cheesecake Recipe

    December 21, 2017Van

    As a kid, cookies and cream ice cream was my favorite dessert. This no-bake recipe of Cookies and Cream Cheesecake really brings back memories of eating huge bowls of ice cream while watching cartoons. It’s fluffy, rich and smooth. You can serve them in individual cups for parties or use a 6 or 7 inch…

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  • Spiced Pumpkin Waffles Recipe

    November 23, 2017Van

    These delicious aromatic pumpkin waffles are perfect for breakfast or brunch. You could even serve this with vanilla ice cream for dessert. I made these for Thanksgiving breakfast and topped them with chopped walnuts and homemade chantilly cream. My kids really loved them! I use a Chef’s Choice 840 Heart Waffle Maker to make the…

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  • Churros and Chocolate Ganache Dipping Sauce

    November 20, 2017Van

    If the only churros you’ve had are the ones from the stands where they just reheat frozen ones, you’re missing out! These churros are very quick and easy to make and you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry. They are crispy, light and pair so well with the chocolate dipping sauce. Your…

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